TEAM NEWS: Plymouth Argyle versus Hartlepool United in Sky Bet League Two

Jonathan Franks in action against Tranmere Rovers. Picture by FRANK REID
Jonathan Franks in action against Tranmere Rovers. Picture by FRANK REID
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HARTLEPOOL United boss Colin Cooper has made two changes to his team for the trip to Plymouth Argyle this afternoon.

In come Marlon Harewood up front in place of on-loan Middlesbrough striker Charlie Wyke, out after picking up a head injury at Northampton Town in midweek.

The other changes sees Jordan Richards come in at right-back for Stuart Parnaby, who hasn’t travelled with the squad.

Pools are expected to line-up in a 4-4-2 formation, with Harewood and Jonathan Franks leading the line.

Argyle boss John Sheridan has named Hartlepool-born former Pools player Peter Hartley in the home side’s defence.

Pools, who go into the game on the back of the heavy 5-1 defeat at Northampton, start the day 21st in Sky Bet League Two, with Plymouth in 13th.

Pools (4-4-2): Flinders, Austin, Bates (C), Harrison, Richards, Brobbel, Miller, Walker, Compton, Franks, Harewood.

Subs: Woodman, Holden, Duckworth, Collins, Jones, Hawkins, Woods.

Plymouth (4-1-4-1): McCormick, Mellor, Hartley, Purrington, Nelson (C), Cox, Allessandra, Blizzard, O’Connor, Morgan, Reid.

Subs: Bittner, Norburn, Harvey, McHugh, Thomas, Allen, Bentley.

Referee: James Linington (Newport)